August 2004 Volume XVIII


The results are in! The artists labored, you voted, and now it's time for us to reveal the winners of the Whole Latte Love T-shirt Contest. We'd like to thank everyone who entered the contest and all of you who took the time to vote! We asked the winning artists to provide us with a few words to accompany their submissions, so sit back with your beloved java, and meet the people behind your favorite designs!


The Winners:

“Love or Obsession” was designed and submitted by Merlynn of Colorado. When asked what inspired the design, the artist stated, “To most people, coffee is just a drink. My design is for the rest of us.” Obviously Merlynn’s design spoke to the masses, as it received almost 40% of the total votes! As a reward for Merlynn’s 1st place efforts, a Mazzer Mini Electronic and Whole Latte Love sweatshirt are on their way to Colorado right now. Way to go, Merlynn!


Brothers Matt and Alex from Minnesota were the team behind the 2nd place “Getting Sleepy” design. After purchasing a Saeco Vienna, Alex became the envy of all his friends, and has perfected the art of warding off sleepiness. With 30% of the overall vote, Alex and Matt will be adding to their coffee collection with a Whole Latte Love long sleeved tee and a chrome Gaggia Evolution!

Another Minnesotan entry, Carol's “But Wait” scored a full 20% of your votes. With a much different look than the other entries, the design displayed Carol’s devotion to the Land of Latte Love. Carol’s dedication paid off, and she’ll receive a Bodum Columbia Gift Set that includes the 8 cup Columbia French press, the Columbia sugar and creamer set, and a Bodum C-Mill grinder in Brushed Chrome to match. “But wait…” says Carol, “I love a latte anytime!”